Solar Builder

JUL-AUG 2018

Solar Builder focuses on the installation/construction of solar PV systems. We cover the latest PV technology (modules, mounting, inverters, storage, BOS) and equip installers/contractors with tips and tools to make informed purchasing decisions.

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SOLARBUILDERMAG.COM | 11 Panasonic Eco Solutions of North America announced a significant upgrade to the Harbor Plus Smart Battery, which now clocks in as the solar industry's most powerful and efficient smart battery with 17.1 kWh of capacity and real power output of up to 10 kW. Additionally, the Harbor Plus Smart Battery now delivers 21 percent more energy and 30 percent more peak power than the next leading home smart-battery solution, enabling home- owners to extend solar power longevi- ty, better manage energy around peak- rate periods and withstand off-grid scenarios at a more cost-effective price per kWh of storage. The solar- ready Harbor Plus Smart Battery is powered by six Panasonic Lithium-Ion (Li-ion) battery modules connected in series for built-in redundancy. Paired with the Pika Energy Island, the Harbor Plus Smart Battery offers solar system owners enhanced and expanded features, including: Self- supply Mode, Zero-export Mode, Time- of-Use Capability, Clean-backup Mode, Priority-backup Mode and Dark-start Capability. Booth 8414 Alexa, what's new with Solar-Log? Solar-Log WEB Enerest will allow PV plant owners to ask Alexa about their PV plant status. Plant owners can ask questions like, "Alexa, how is my plant?" or "Alexa, how much money have I earned with my plant?" Alexa will even know the answer to questions like, "Alexa, when is the best time to vacuum?" The answer will not be based on how dirty the floor is, but rather on the current amount of available solar power and the expected energy production surplus over the next two days. With this new Solar-Log WEB Enerest func- tion, plant monitoring becomes simpler and more intuitive for plant owners. Booth 8719 Panasonic offering beefed up battery for residential solar + storage INTERSOLAR PREVIEW

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